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Smer polls over 47 percent in May

SMER would have received the votes of 47.1 percent of Slovaks if a parliamentary election had been held in early May, according to a poll carried out by the Focus polling agency, meaning that Smer would have been able to form a government without any coalition partners.

SMER would have received the votes of 47.1 percent of Slovaks if a parliamentary election had been held in early May, according to a poll carried out by the Focus polling agency, meaning that Smer would have been able to form a government without any coalition partners.

Following Smer, according to the poll results, were: the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) on 12.2 percent; the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) on 9.5 percent; the Slovak National Party (SNS) on 8.1 percent; Most-Híd on 6.1 percent; Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) on 5.2 percent; the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) on 4.7 percent; and the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) on 3.4 percent.


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